Cassie Daniels allowed just two hits in her sixth complete-game shutout of the season, and Leslie Kelly had a key two-run triple in the fifth inning to propel the Auburn Montgomery softball team to a 3-0 win over Mobile in its opening game at the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament.
The Warhawks (40-8) will next play Spring Hill in a winner’s bracket game at 1 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. Mobile (28-21) will face either Southern Wesleyan or Brewton-Parker in a loser’s bracket matchup at 11 a.m.
“I thought we had great at bats all night,” head coach Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson said. “I would have liked to have seen a few more hits with runners in scoring position, but we had a lot of people playing in their first conference tournament game so it was nice to get off to a good start. I was a little nervous about having to sit around all day, but they were really fired up and ready to play.”
AUM’s matchup was the last of six games played today at R.G.